The management of the Bayelsa State chapter of the Medical & Well being Employees Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, has accused the Federal Authorities and the Bayelsa State authorities of maltreating healthcare staff.
They stated, regardless of the general public appreciation in the course of the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, some well being staff are nonetheless being handled unfairly relating to cost of allowances.
The state Chairman, Comrade Barnabas Sermon, whereas talking with DAILY POST, on Monday in Yenagoa, acknowledged that the federal authorities had signed an MOU with their mum or dad physique but it surely was by no means honoured.
Sermon, who threatened that they are going to quickly down software, additional stated, the medical doctors symbolize 20 p.c of all important well being staff, whereas others have the bigger share that covers not solely well being services but additionally authorities well being establishments, so they need to be given similar precedence.
Authorities ought to assist well being care suppliers indiscriminately as a result of they deserve extra.
On points bordering on unpaid salaries of about fifteen months to native authorities staff throughout the state, he frowned on the angle of the state authorities, describing it as fairly annoying and unlucky.
He stated, “Fifteen months of unpaid salaries to staff throughout eight LGA. These folks take threat as important service supplier, and they need to be motivated and inspired. What is because of them ought to be given to them”
”We’re educated personnel and ought to be handled as such. It’s unfair to owe staff, and the failure to reply actually annoys us. Now we have exhausted all the important thing strategies of negotiation and the one one left is the strike. We have to have a strategy to drive house our calls for.”